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SXSW 2014 Gaming Expo: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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The SXSW Festival will become the epicenter of music, film and interactive entertainment in Austin, TX on March 7 – March 16, 2014. Plenty of folks will converge upon this festival as a few major events will take place and satiate the music/movie/tech/gaming nerd in everyone. One of the key events going down is tied to the SXSW Interactive portion – the 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo (March 7 – March 9, 2014).

Here’s everything you need to know about this event and the many exhibitors, panels, parties and game demos that will be present at the 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo!


1. The 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo Will Take Place Over 3 Days

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The 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo will take place at The Palmer Events Center on three different dates:

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Friday, March 7 | 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
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- Saturday, March 8 | 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

- Sunday, March 9 | 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Check out the video above to witness some of the best highlights of the 2013 SXSW Gaming Expo.


2. It Will Host A Large Number of Events That Centers on the Interactive World of Video Games

SXSW Gaming Expo

This gaming expo will focus on the ever burgeoning world of video games and geek culture. The three days that this large expo covers will feature all types of interactive entertainment, such as exhibits, live panels, parties and exclsuive gaming demos for upcoming products. This entire event will be free and open to the public, so your normal everyday geeks will have the opportunity to converge with gaming industry insiders.


3. March 7 Will Feature The Most Events

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The first day of the 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo is, in simple terms, packed! Check out the full list below to check out all of the special event highlights that fans can look forward to being a part of (check out LINK to see more info on what these events will actually entail):

- SXSW LANFest presented by Intel and Dell: Friday, March 7th from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, Second Floor, Meeting Rooms 2 through 5

- SXSW Game Jam presented by Air National Guard: Friday, March 7th (sign-ups begin @ 1:00 p.m.), Palmer Events Center, EH1, IGDA Booth

- SXSW Tournament Stage presented by Monster and Logitech G: Friday, March 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH2

- SXSW Geek Stage presented by comiXology: Friday, March 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH1

- Dolby Sound Exchange: Friday, March 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

- SXSW Gaming Happy Hour presented by Bulltiger Productions: Friday, March 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH1

- SXSW Table Top and Magic: The Gathering: Friday, March 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH1

- SXSW Indie Corner: Friday, March 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH2

- Video Game History Museum presented by NES Remix: Friday, March 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH1

- Into the Pixel Art Gallery presented by the Entertainment Software Association: Friday, March 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

- Karting Reimagined. Powered by Pennzoil.: Friday, March 7th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, North Entrance

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4. March 8 Also Features Some Cool Happenings

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On Saturday, March 8, there will be several new events that are packed in with the previous days events for those who missied them the first time around:

- SXSW LANFest presented by Intel and Dell: Saturday, March 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, Second Floor, Meeting Rooms 2 through 5

- SXSW Game Jam presented by Air National Guard: Saturday, March 8th, Palmer Events Center, EH1, IGDA Booth

- SXSW Tournament Stage presented by Monster and Logitech G: Saturday, March 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH2

- SXSW Geek Stage presented by comiXology: Saturday, March 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH1

- Dolby Sound Exchange: Saturday, March 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

- SXSW Gaming Happy Hour presented by comiXology: Saturday, March 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH1

- SXSW Table Top and Magic: The Gathering: Saturday, March 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH1

- SXSW Indie Corner: Saturday, March 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH2

- Video Game History Museum presented by NES Remix: Saturday, March 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH1

- Into the Pixel Art Gallery presented by the Entertainment Software Association: Saturday, March 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

- Karting Reimagined. Powered by Pennzoil.: Saturday, March 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, North Entrance


5. And March 9 Will Also Be Topped Off By Some Great Events

SXSW Gaming Expo

The final day of the 2014 SXSW Expo will feature a few exclusive events and a majority of the events from the last two days of the festival:

- SXSW LANFest presented by Intel and Dell: Sunday, March 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, Second Floor, Meeting Rooms 2 through 5

- SXSW Game Jam presented by Air National Guard: Sunday, March 9th, Palmer Events Center, EH1, IGDA Booth

- SXSW Tournament Stage presented by Monster and Logitech G: Sunday, March 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH2

- SXSW Geek Stage presented by comiXology: Sunday, March 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH1

- Dolby Sound Exchange: Sunday, March 9th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

- SXSW Gaming Happy Hour presented by Fiksu: Sunday, March 9th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH1

- SXSW Table Top and Magic: The Gathering: Sunday, March 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH1

- SXSW Indie Corner: Sunday, March 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH2

- Video Game History Museum presented by NES Remix: Sunday, March 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, EH1

- Into the Pixel Art Gallery presented by the Entertainment Software Association: Sunday, March 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

- Karting Reimagined. Powered by Pennzoil.: Sunday, March 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Palmer Events Center, North Entrance

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